Multicast Routing and Addressing

  title={Multicast Routing and Addressing},
  author={Kaarle Ritvanen},
  • Kaarle Ritvanen
  • Published 2004
Multicast routing is necessary when multicast datagrams are to be sent to groups spanning several networks. The most popular protocol is PIM-SM because it scales well also in large networks. PIM-SM is based on shared distribution trees but also allows switching to source-rooted trees to improve performance. Multicast address allocation and assignment require some mechanism too. It can be done manually but there are also some protocols, such as MADCAP and MASC, which can be used to automate… CONTINUE READING


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